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Re: Xorg: xserver using _a lot_ memory



On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 15:11:26 +0100, Christoph Höger <choeger cs tu-berlin de> wrote:

> But I still consider it a leakage. I'm following the memory consumption
> minute by minute now without doing anything. It raises faster and
> faster. From roughly 1/2M per minute to more than 5M/min. Right now it
> jumped up by 8M. (All taken from top's RES field)

The resident amount means nothing. It's just the number of pages
mapped. As they get referenced, this number increases. Memory
pressure makes it decrease.

If you suspect a leak, look at /proc/NNN/maps. Take snapshots
and compare the heap size over time.

-- Pete


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